“In 1999 a crack Ska unit was sent to prison by a military court for crimes against music they probably did commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Cambridge underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as musicians of fortune. If you have a gig… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can hire: The Big 10 Team…”
Big 10 were formed in 1999 by Jason Norden and Andy Perriss. Realising that it was getting harder and harder to hear the music they love live, they formed Big 10. At the time, Jason was managing local Ska legends Colonel Hathi (from where singer Gary and trombonist Bill were recruited) and Andy was well established in the Cambridge music scene. The ambition was to create the most dynamic and exciting Ska tribute to their heroes for all the fellow fans out there.
Renowned for a huge Ska sound, entertaining stage antics and a loyal following, Big 10 are one of the most popular ska / 2 tone acts in the south east.
With 8-10 musicians on stage at gigs ( a 2-3 brass section and 2-3 singers) a Big 10 performance is a real treat for the senses!
Big 10 are lucky to have a group of seasoned performers – Jason and Gary have fronted and managed numerous bands. Chris, Liz and Dan have played for Bad Manners and Chris and Dan have also played for Neville Staple of The Specials. Davey has recorded/toured with chart acts such as Seal and Sophie Ellis-Bexter. Former guitarist Andy went on to be guitarist for Neville Staple.